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What does this Debug info mean?

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There are a bunch of output lines like: ''Converter.exe'': Loaded ''C:\Apps\Converter\dll\Bitmap.dll'', No symbols loaded. what does it mean to say, "no symbols loaded"?

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"Symbols" are a way for the debugger to tell what''s going on in a dll file. When you get symbols for a specific dll (microsoft ships a lot for their dlls (at least mfc wise)) the debugger lets you step through the dll code (or the assembly of the dll). This can give some good hints on what''s going on behind the scenes.

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If you set a breakpoint in you code and the debugger stops there, you can watch the values of all variables. This only works because the debugger has some kind of table wich tells him the exact position and name of variables. This information is not included in a release compile of an .exe or .dll, that is exactly what the debugger tells you.

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[edited by - TGGC on September 25, 2003 10:34:43 AM]

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